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  • 20000lei 180.00 lei

     With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available, forming a key part of the diagnostic process in the highly complex field of modern medicine. This handbook provides a patient-orientated approach to investigation, with a comprehensive review of specialty-related tests. Written in the Oxford Handbook style, this book features references and up-to-date website links for extra clinical detail.

    This new edition has been revised to include the most recent developments in investigatory tests, with clear step-by-step instructions and updated illustrations to provide greater clarifying background to the text. Written by an experienced team of active clinicians, this is invaluable for junior doctors as a quick reference, as well as senior medical students preparing for examinations.

  • 270.00 lei

    Up-to-date and easy-to-navigate, A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 10th Edition is the perfect point-of-care guide for nurses and health professionals caring for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures.


    A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests prepares nurses and health professionals to deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients who are undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. This proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse population, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.


    The 10th edition is accompanied by a complete online teaching and learning package that includes new, updated case studies for application and a wide range of in-class activities and assignments. Fischbach features new and updated tests, updated reference values, and features such as Clinical Alerts and Procedural Alerts, which highlights critical safety and procedural information. This Manual is an ideal reference and point-of-care guide for educational and practice settings.  


    “It clearly shows them what to do, how to do it, why we are doing it, and what to watch for”- Polly Gerber Zimmermann, RN MS MBA CEN FAEN, Associate Professor City Colleges of Chicago

    This proven resource describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tps for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.


    o    Find the right test with ease, whether you know the name or not.

    o    Reference critical safety information at a glance with Clinical Alerts.

    o    Quickly access relevant abbreviations and units of measurements.

    o    Master key information with helpful tips, inclusion of both conventional and SI units, and coverage of clinical implications for increased and decreased values.

  • 33100lei 300.00 lei

    Learn to accurately analyze urine and body fluids with Fundamentals of Urine & Body Fluid Analysis, 4th Edition. Known for its clear writing style, logical organization, and vivid full-color illustrations, this renowned text covers the fundamental principles of urine and body fluids that are frequently encountered in the clinical laboratory. This includes the collection and analysis of urine, fecal specimens, vaginal secretions, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal, synovial, seminal, amniotic, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids. In addition, author Nancy Brunzel also shares her own extensive knowledge and expertise in the field as she highlights key information and walks you through essential techniques and procedures - showing you how to correlate data with your knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology in order to understand pathologic processes. In all, this is the perfect book to help you master all aspects of urine and body fluid analysis.


    • UNIQUE! Analysis of Vaginal Secretions chapter covers vaginal wet preps - a fluid collected and evaluated frequently in physician offices.
    • UNIQUE! Image gallery on urine sediment houses 100 urine sediment micrographs to help you accurately identify urine sediment elements.
    • UNIQUE! Chapter on microscopy provides valuable information as you complete clinical work with microscopes.
    • Full color, high quality images aid in accurately identifying urine and body fluids at a microscopic level.
    • Glossary at the end of the book provides accurate definitions at your fingertips.
    • Excellent pedagogy includes key terms, learning objectives, case studies, and study questions to help provide a framework and learning pathway.

    New To This Edition:

    • NEW! Fully updated content provides the latest information and procedures in fluid analysis.
    • NEW! Updated illustrations and micrographs paint a vivid picture of text concepts to ensure you can properly identify fluid elements.

    Table Of Contents:

    1. Quality Assessment and Safety
    2. Urine Specimen Types, Collection, and Preservation
    3. The Kidney
    4. Renal Function
    5. Physical Examination of Urine
    6. Chemical Examination of Urine
    7. Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment
         Urine Sediment Image Gallery
    8. Renal and Metabolic Disease
    9. Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis
    10. Pleural, Pericardial, and Peritoneal Fluid Analysis
    11. Synovial Fluid Analysis
    12. Seminal Fluid Analysis
    13. Analysis of Vaginal Secretions
    14. Amniotic Fluid Analysis
    15. Fecal Analysis
    16. Automation of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis
    17. Body Fluid Analysis: Manual Hemocytometer Counts and Differential Slide Preparation
    18. Microscopy

    Appendix A: Reagent Strip Color Charts
    Appendix B: Comparison of Reagent Strip Principles, Sensitivity, and Specificity
    Appendix C: Reference Intervals
    Appendix D: Body Fluid Diluents and Pretreatment Solutions
    Appendix E: Manual and Historic Methods of Interest
    Answer Key


  • 33000lei 300.00 lei

    Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests. Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.


    • Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice.
    • UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests.
    • UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result.
    • UNIQUE! Home Care Responsibilities boxes focus on post-test factors for consideration.
    • UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list additional tests related to the main test - including tests that provide similar information, confirmatory information, and other tests used to evaluate the same organ, disease process, or symptom complex.
    • UNIQUE! Critical Values sections indicate test values of particular significance.
    • UNIQUE! Icons indicate drugs that increase or decrease test values and patient teaching priorities.
    • Age-Related Concerns boxes address pediatric and geriatric priorities.

    New To This Edition:

    • NEW and UPDATED! New tests have been added and outdated tests have been removed to reflect current best practices.
    • NEW! A Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.

    Table Of Contents:

    Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases
    1. Guidelines for Proper Test Preparation and Performance
    2. Blood Studies
    3. Electrodiagnostic Tests
    4. Endoscopic Studies
    5. Fluid Analysis Studies
    6. Manometric Studies
    7. Microscopic Studies and Associated Testing
    8. Nuclear Scanning
    9. Stool Tests
    10. Ultrasound Studies
    11. Urine Studies
    12. X-ray Studies
    13. Miscellaneous Studies

    Illustration Credits

    Appendix A: Alphabetical List of Tests
    Appendix B: Panel Testing
    Appendix C: Abbreviations for Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

  • 44500lei 370.00 lei


    Since 1954, Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology has been hailed by students, instructors, and clinicians as the single-best resource for understanding the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. 


    Concise and fully up to date, this trusted classic links fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections. Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.


    Here’s why Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology is essential for USMLE® review: 


    •640+ USMLE-style review questions 

    •350+ illustrations 

    •140+ tables

    •22 case studies to sharpen your differential diagnosis and management skills 

    •An easy-to-access list of medically important microorganisms 

    •Coverage that reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies 

    •Full-color images and micrographs 

    •Chapter-ending summaries 

    •Chapter concept checks


    Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, Twenty-Eighth Edition effectively introduces you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, giving you a thorough yet understandable review of the discipline. Begin your review with it and see why there is nothing as time tested or effective. 



    Table of Contents:


    Section I Fundamentals of Microbiology

    1. The Science of Microbiology
    Biologic Principles Illustrated by Microbiology
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    2. Cell Structure
    Optical Methods
    Eukaryotic Cell Structure
    Prokaryotic Cell Structure
    Morphologic Changes During Growth
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    3. Classification of Bacteria
    Taxonomy—The Vocabulary of Medical Microbiology
    Criteria for Identification of Bacteria
    Classification Systems
    Description of the Major Categories and Groups of Bacteria
    Nonculture Methods for the Identification of Pathogenic Microorganisms
    Updates to Taxonomic Changes
    Review Questions
    4. Growth, Survival, and Death of Microorganisms
    Survival of Microorganisms in the Natural Environment
    The Meaning of Growth
    Exponential Growth
    The Growth Curve in Batch Culture
    Maintenance of Cells in the Exponential Phase
    Growth in Biofilms
    Definition and Measurement of Death
    Environmental Control of Microbial Growth
    Strategies to Control Bacteria at the Environmental Level
    General Mechanisms of Biocide Action
    Specific Actions of Selected Biocides
    Relationship of Biocide Concentration and Time on Antimicrobial Killing
    Key Concepts
    Review Questions
    5. Cultivation of Microorganisms
    Requirements for Growth
    Sources of Metabolic Energy
    Environmental Factors Affecting Growth
    Cultivation Methods
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    6. Microbial Metabolism
    Role of Metabolism in Biosynthesis and Growth
    Focal Metabolites and Their Interconversion
    Assimilatory Pathways
    Biosynthetic Pathways
    Patterns of Microbial Energy-Yielding Metabolism
    Regulation of Metabolic Pathways
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    7. Microbial Genetics
    Nucleic Acids and Their Organization in Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic, and Viral Genomes
    Transfer of DNA
    Mutation and Gene Rearrangement
    Gene Expression
    Genetic Engineering
    Characterization of Cloned DNA
    Site-Directed Mutagenesis
    Analysis of DNA, RNA, or Protein-Expressing Clones
    Manipulation of Cloned DNA
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions

    Section II Immunology

    8. Immunology
    Innate Immunity
    Adaptive Immunity
    Microbiome and Immune System
    Defects of the Immune Response
    Tumor Immunology
    Clinical Immunology Laboratory (Diagnostic Testing)
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions

    Section III Bacteriology

    9. Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infection
    Identifying Bacteria That Cause Disease
    Transmission of Infection
    The Infectious Process
    Genomics and Bacterial Pathogenicity
    Regulation of Bacterial Virulence Factors
    Bacterial Virulence Factors
    The Damage-Response Framework—A New Paradigm of Microbial Virulence and Pathogenicity
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    10. Normal Human Microbiota
    Human Microbiome Project
    Role of the Resident Microbiota
    Normal Microbiota of the Skin
    Normal Microbiota of the Mouth and Upper Respiratory Tract
    Normal Microbiota of the Urethra
    Normal Microbiota of the Vagina
    Normal Microbiota of the Placenta and Uterus
    Normal Microbiota of the Conjunctiva
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    11. Spore-Forming Gram-Positive Bacilli: Bacillus and Clostridium Species
    Bacillus species
    Bacillus anthracis
    Bacillus cereus
    Clostridium species
    Clostridium botulinum
    Clostridium tetani
    Clostridia That Produce Invasive Infections
    Clostridium difficile and Diarrheal Disease
    Review Questions
    12. Aerobic Non–Spore-Forming Gram-Positive Bacilli: Corynebacterium, Listeria, Erysipelothrix, Nocardia, and Related Pathogens
    Corynebacterium diphtheriae
    Other Coryneform Bacteria
    Listeria monocytogenes
    Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
    Rhodococcus equi
    Review Questions
    13. The Staphylococci
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    14. The Streptococci, Enterococci, and Related Genera
    Classification of Streptococci
    Streptococci, Enterococci, and Related Genera of Particular Medical Interest
    Streptococcus pyogenes
    Streptococcus agalactiae
    Groups C and G
    Group D Streptococci
    Streptococcus anginosus Group
    Groups E, F, G, H, and K–U Streptococci
    Viridans Streptococci
    Nutritionally Variant Streptococci
    Peptostreptococcus and Related Genera
    Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci
    Review Questions
    15. Enteric Gram-Negative Rods (Enterobacteriaceae)
    Diseases Caused by Enterobacteriaceae Other Than Salmonella and Shigella
    The Shigellae
    The Salmonellae
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    16. Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Burkholderia, and Stenotrophomonas
    The Pseudomonad Group
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei
    Burkholderia cepacia Complex
    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    17. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Campylobacter, and Helicobacter
    The Vibrios
    Vibrio cholerae
    Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus
    Aeromonas species
    Campylobacter jejuni
    Helicobacter pylori
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    18. Haemophilus, Bordetella, Brucella, and Francisella
    The Haemophilus species
    Haemophilus influenzae
    Haemophilus aegypticus
    Aggregatibacter aphrophilus
    Haemophilus ducreyi
    Other Haemophilus Species
    The Bordetellae
    Bordetella pertussis
    Bordetella parapertussis
    Bordetella bronchiseptica
    Francisella tularensis and Tularemia
    Review Questions
    19. Yersinia and Pasteurella
    Yersinia pestis and Plague
    Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
    Pasteurella multocida
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    20. The Neisseriae
    Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Neisseria meningitidis
    Other Neisseriae
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    21. Infections Caused by Anaerobic Bacteria
    Physiology and Growth Conditions for Anaerobes
    Anaerobic Bacteria Found in Human Infections
    Bacteria That Cause Vaginosis
    Gardnerella vaginalis
    Pathogenesis of Anaerobic Infections
    The Polymicrobial Nature of Anaerobic Infections
    Diagnosis of Anaerobic Infections
    Treatment of Anaerobic Infections
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    22. Legionella, Bartonella, and Unusual Bacterial Pathogens
    Legionella pneumophila and Other Legionellae
    Streptobacillus moniliformis
    Whipple Disease
    Review Questions
    23. Mycobacteria
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Other Mycobacterium
    Mycobacterium leprae
    Review Questions
    24. Spirochetes: Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira
    Treponema pallidum and Syphilis
    Borrelia species and Relapsing Fever
    Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme Disease
    Leptospira and Leptospirosis
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    25. Mycoplasmas and Cell Wall–Defective Bacteria
    Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Atypical Pneumonias
    Mycoplasma hominis
    Ureaplasma urealyticum
    Mycoplasma genitalium
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    26. Rickettsia and Related Genera
    Rickettsia and Orientia
    Ehrlichia and Anaplasma
    Coxiella burnetii
    Review Questions
    27. Chlamydia spp.
    Chlamydia trachomatis Ocular, Genital, and Respiratory Infections
    Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infections and Inclusion Conjunctivitis
    Chlamydia trachomatis and Neonatal Pneumonia
    Lymphogranuloma Venereum
    Chlamydia pneumoniae and Respiratory Infections
    Chlamydia psittaci and Psittacosis
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    28. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    Mechanisms of Action of Antimicrobial Drugs
    Selective Toxicity
    Inhibition of Cell Wall Synthesis
    Inhibition/Alteration of Cell Membrane Function
    Inhibition of Protein Synthesis
    Inhibition of Nucleic Acid Synthesis
    Resistance to Antimicrobial Drugs
    Origin of Drug Resistance
    Limitation of Drug Resistance
    Clinical Implications of Drug Resistance
    Antimicrobial Activity in vitro
    Factors Affecting Antimicrobial Activity
    Measurement of Antimicrobial Activity
    Antimicrobial Activity in vivo
    Drug–Pathogen Relationships
    Host–Pathogen Relationships
    Clinical Use of Antibiotics
    Selection of Antibiotics
    Dangers of Indiscriminate Use
    Antimicrobial Drugs Used in Combination
    Antimicrobial Chemoprophylaxis
    Antimicrobial Drugs For Systemic Administration
    Other β-Lactam Drugs
    Clindamycin and Lincomycin
    Glycopeptides, Lipopeptides, Lipoglycopeptides
    Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim
    Other Drugs With Specialized Uses
    Drugs Used Primarily to Treat Mycobacterial Infections
    Review Questions

    Section IV Virology

    29. General Properties of Viruses
    Terms and Definitions in Virology
    Evolutionary Origin of Viruses
    Classification of Viruses
    Principles of Virus Structure
    Chemical Composition of Viruses
    Cultivation and Detection of Viruses
    Purification and Identification of Viruses
    Laboratory Safety
    Reaction to Physical and Chemical Agents
    Replication of Viruses: An Overview
    Genetics of Animal Viruses
    Natural History (Ecology) and Modes of Transmission of Viruses
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    30. Pathogenesis and Control of Viral Diseases
    Principles of Viral Diseases
    Pathogenesis of Viral Diseases
    Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    31. Parvoviruses
    Properties of Parvoviruses
    Parvovirus Infections in Humans
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    32. Adenoviruses
    Properties of Adenoviruses
    Adenovirus Infections in Humans
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    33. Herpesviruses
    Properties of Herpesviruses
    Herpesvirus Infections in Humans
    Herpes Simplex Viruses
    Varicella-Zoster Virus
    Epstein-Barr Virus
    Human Herpesvirus 6
    Human Herpesvirus 7
    Human Herpesvirus 8
    Herpes B Virus
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    34. Poxviruses
    Properties of Poxviruses
    Poxvirus Infections in Humans: Vaccinia and Variola
    Monkeypox Infections
    Cowpox Infections
    Buffalopox Infections
    Orf Virus Infections
    Molluscum Contagiosum
    Tanapox and Yaba Monkey Tumor Poxvirus Infections
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    35. Hepatitis Viruses
    Properties of Hepatitis Viruses
    Hepatitis Virus Infections in Humans
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    36. Picornaviruses (Enterovirus and Rhinovirus Groups)
    Properties of Picornaviruses
    Enterovirus Group
    Other Enteroviruses
    Enteroviruses in the Environment
    Parechovirus Group
    Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Aphthovirus of Cattle)
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    37. Reoviruses, Rotaviruses, and Caliciviruses
    Reoviruses and Rotaviruses
    Orbiviruses and Coltiviruses
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    38. Arthropod-Borne and Rodent-Borne Viral Diseases
    Human Arbovirus Infections
    Togavirus and Flavivirus Encephalitis
    Yellow Fever Virus
    Dengue Virus
    Bunyavirus Encephalitis Viruses
    Sandfly Fever Virus
    Rift Valley Fever Virus
    Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus
    Heartland Virus
    Colorado Tick Fever Virus
    Rodent-Borne Hemorrhagic Fevers
    Bunyavirus Diseases
    Arenavirus Diseases
    Filovirus Diseases
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    39. Orthomyxoviruses (Influenza Viruses)
    Properties of Orthomyxoviruses
    Influenza Virus Infections in Humans
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    40. Paramyxoviruses and Rubella Virus
    Properties of Paramyxoviruses
    Parainfluenza Virus Infections
    Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
    Human Metapneumovirus Infections
    Mumps Virus Infections
    Measles (Rubeola) Virus Infections
    Hendra Virus and Nipah Virus Infections
    Rubella (German Measles) Virus Infections
    Postnatal Rubella
    Congenital Rubella Syndrome
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    41. Coronaviruses
    Properties of Coronaviruses
    Coronavirus Infections in Humans
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    42. Rabies, Slow Virus Infections, and Prion Diseases
    Borna Disease
    Slow Virus Infections and Prion Diseases
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    43. Human Cancer Viruses
    General Features of Viral Carcinogenesis
    Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
    Interactions of Tumor Viruses with Their Hosts
    RNA Tumor Viruses
    Hepatitis C Virus
    DNA Tumor Viruses
    Hepatitis B Virus
    How to Prove That a Virus Causes Human Cancer
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions
    44. AIDS and Lentiviruses
    Properties of Lentiviruses
    HIV Infections in Humans
    Chapter Summary
    Review Questions

    Section V Mycology
    45. Medical Mycology
    General Properties, Virulence, and Classification of Pathogenic Fungi
    Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycoses
    Superficial Mycoses
    Cutaneous Mycoses
    Key Concepts: Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses
    Subcutaneous Mycoses
    Key Concepts: Subcutaneous Mycoses
    Endemic Mycoses
    Key Concepts: Endemic Mycoses
    Opportunistic Mycoses
    Pneumocystis Pneumonia
    Other Opportunistic Mycoses
    Emerging Pathogens
    Key Concepts: Opportunistic Mycoses
    Antifungal Prophylaxis
    Hypersensitivity to Fungi
    Antifungal Chemotherapies
    Topical Antifungal Agents
    Key Concepts: Antifungal Chemotherapy
    Review Questions

    Section VI Parasitology

    46. Medical Parasitology
    Classification of Parasites
    Intestinal Protozoan Infections
    Giardia lamblia (Intestinal Flagellate)
    Entamoeba histolytica (Intestinal and Tissue Ameba)
    Other Intestinal Amebae
    Cryptosporidium (Intestinal Sporozoa)
    Cyclospora (Intestinal Sporozoa)
    Sexually Transmitted Protozoan Infection
    Trichomonas vaginalis (Genitourinary Flagellate)
    Blood and Tissue Protozoan Infections
    Blood Flagellates
    Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (Blood Flagellates)
    Trypanosoma cruzi (Blood Flagellate)
    Leishmania Species (Blood Flagellates)
    Entamoeba histolytica (Tissue Ameba)—See Intestinal Protozoan Infections Section
    Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba castellanii, and Balamuthia mandrillaris (Free-Living Amebae)
    Plasmodium Species (Blood Sporozoa)
    Babesia microti (Blood Sporozoa)
    Toxoplasma gondii (Tissue Sporozoa)
    Intestinal Helminthic Infections
    Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm—Intestinal Nematode)
    Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm—Intestinal Nematode)
    Ascaris lumbricoides (Human Roundworm—Intestinal Nematode)
    Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (Human Hookworms—Intestinal Nematode)
    Strongyloides stercoralis (Human Threadworm—Intestinal and Tissue Nematode)
    Trichinella spiralis (Intestinal and Tissue Nematode)
    Fasciolopsis buski (Giant Intestinal Fluke—Intestinal Trematode)
    Taenia saginata (Beef Tapeworm—Intestinal Cestode) and Taenia solium (Pork Tapeworm—Intestinal and Tissue Cestode)
    Diphyllobothrium latum (Broad Fish Tapeworm—Intestinal Cestode)
    Hymenolepis nana (Dwarf Tapeworm—Intestinal Cestode)
    Dipylidium caninum (Dog Tapeworm—Intestinal Cestode)
    Blood And Tissue Helminthic Infections
    Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori (Lymphatic Filariasis—Tissue Nematodes)
    Onchocerca volvulus (River Blindness—Tissue Nematode)
    Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea Worm—Tissue Nematode)
    Larva migrans (Zoonotic Larval Nematode Infections)
    Clonorchis Sinensis (Chinese Liver Fluke), Fasciola hepatica (Sheep Liver Fluke), and Paragonimus westermani (Lung Fluke)—Tissue Trematodes
    Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma japonicum, and Schistosoma haematobium (Blood Flukes)
    Tissue Cestode Infections (Caused by the Larval Stages)
    Taenia solium—Cysticercosis/Neurocysticercosis
    Echinococcus granulosus (Hydatid Cyst)
    Review Questions

    Section VII Diagnostic Medical Microbiology and Clinical Correlation

    47. Principles of Diagnostic Medical Microbiology
    Communication Between Physician and Laboratory
    Diagnosis of Bacterial and Fungal Infections
    The Importance of Normal Bacterial and Fungal Microbiota
    Laboratory Aids in the Selection of Antimicrobial Therapy
    Diagnosis of Infection by Anatomic Site
    Anaerobic Infections
    Diagnosis of Chlamydial Infections
    Diagnosis of Viral Infections
    Review Questions
    48. Cases and Clinical Correlations
    Central Nervous System
    Urinary Tract
    Bone and Soft Tissue
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infections
    Myocobacterium Avium Complex
    Infections in Transplant Patients
    Emerging Infections


  • 440.00 lei


    This practical, easy-to-use guide addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care.

    Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management.


    Named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody Enterprises

    Practical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy reference

    Focus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooks

    Covers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing

    Table Of Contents:



    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1. Variation, Errors, and Quality in the Clinical Laboratory


    Errors in the Clinical Laboratory

    Quality Improvement in the Clinical Laboratory



    Chapter 2. Effect of Age, Gender, Diet, Exercise, and Ethnicity on Laboratory Test Results


    Effects of Age-Related Changes on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Gender-Related Changes on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Diet on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Nutraceuticals on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Exercise on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Ethnicity/Race on ClinicaL Laboratory Test Results



    Chapter 3. Effect of Patient Preparation, Specimen Collection, Anticoagulants, and Preservatives on Laboratory Test Results


    Biological Rhythms and Laboratory Test Results

    Issues of Patient Preparation

    Differences Between Whole Blood, Plasma, and Serum Specimens for Clinical Laboratory Analysis

    Different Anticoagulants and Preservatives, Order of Draw, Problems with Gel Interference in Serum Separator Tubes, and Short Draws

    Order of Draw of Various Blood Collection Tubes

    Collection Sites; Differences Between Arterial, Capillary, and Venous Blood Samples; and Problems with Collections from Catheters and Intravenous Lines

    Urine Collection, Timing, and Techniques



    Chapter 4. Sample Processing and Specimen Misidentification Issues



    The Effects of Centrifugation on Laboratory Results

    Effect of Storage Conditions on Laboratory Results

    Effect of Cross-Contamination of Specimens on Laboratory Results

    Consequences of Specimen Misidentification on Laboratory Testing



    Chapter 5. Hemolysis, Lipemia, and High Bilirubin: Effect on Laboratory Tests


    Effect of Hemolysis on Laboratory Tests



    Methods for Evaluating the Effect of Endogenous Interfering Substances on Laboratory Tests



    Chapter 6. Immunoassay Design and Mechanisms of Interferences


    Immunoassay Methods and Assay Principles

    Specimen Types Used in Immunoassays

    Examples of Immunoassays

    Pitfalls in Immunoassays

    How to Detect and Correct Heterophilic Antibody Interferences



    Chapter 7. Effect of Herbal Remedies on Clinical Laboratory Tests


    Elevated Liver Function Test Due to Use of Herbal Supplements

    Herbal Supplements Causing Kidney Damage

    Herbal Remedies and Hypoglycemia

    Licorice and Hypokalemia

    Kelp and Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests

    Drug–Herb Interaction and Unexpected Drug Levels in Routine Drug Monitoring

    Adulteration of Herbal Supplements with Western Drugs



    Chapter 8. Challenges in Routine Clinical Chemistry Testing: Analysis of Small Molecules


    Creatinine Analysis

    Urea Analysis

    Ammonia Assay

    Uric Acid Analysis

    Glucose Analysis

    Analysis of Electrolytes

    Blood Gases Analysis

    Lactate Analysis

    Bilirubin Analysis

    Lipid Profiles Analysis



    Chapter 9. Challenges in Routine Clinical Chemistry Analysis: Proteins and Enzymes


    Albumin and Total Protein

    Alanine and Aspartate Aminotransferases Analysis

    γ-Glutamyl Transferase and Alkaline Phosphatase Analysis

    Amylase and Lipase Analysis

    Lactate Dehydrogenase Analysis

    Creatine Kinase Analysis

    Cardiac Troponin Analysis

    B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Analysis



    Chapter 10. Sources of Inaccuracy in Biochemical Genetics Testing


    Analysis of Amino ACIDS

    Analysis of Organic ACIDS

    Analysis of Acylcarnitines



    Chapter 11. Challenges in Endocrinology Testing


    Challenges in Testing of Hormones Secreted by Pituitary

    Challenges in Measuring Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

    Challenges in Thyroid Tumor Marker Tests

    Adrenal Function Tests

    Testing of Parathyroid Function

    Gonadal and Reproductive Interferences


    Testing for Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1

    Measurement of Other Hormones Including Insulin

    Prenatal Testing



    Chapter 12. Pitfalls in Tumor Markers Testing


    Clinical Uses of Tumor Markers

    Prostate-Specific Antigen


    α-Fetal Protein

    Carcinoembryonic Antigen



    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

    Interference from Heterophilic Antibodies in Laboratory Testing of Tumor Markers

    Analysis of Less Frequently Assayed Tumor Markers



    Chapter 13. Issues of Interferences in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring


    Sources of Pre-Analytical Interferences in TDM

    Sources of Analytical Interferences in TDM

    Mechanisms of Analytical Interferences in TDM

    Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

    Examples of Interferences that Affect TDM



    Chapter 14. Limitations of Drugs of Abuse Testing


    Drugs of Abuse Testing: Medical Versus Legal

    Drugs Tested in Drugs of Abuse Testing Protocols

    Drug Testing Methodologies

    Challenges in Testing for Amphetamines

    Challenges in Testing of Cocaine Metabolite

    Challenges in Testing for Opiates

    Challenges in Testing for Marijuana Metabolites

    Challenges in Testing for Phencyclidine

    Challenges in Testing for Benzodiazepines

    Challenges in Determining Other Drugs by Immunoassays

    Adulterants and Drugs of Abuse Testing

    Other Drugs not Detected by Routine Toxicology Screens



    Chapter 15. Challenges in Confirmation Testing for Drugs of Abuse

    Introduction: Factors to Consider when Interpreting Drug Testing Results

    Confirmation Testing Process

    Confirmation of Amphetamines

    Confirmation of Cocaine Metabolite Benzoylecgonine

    Confirmation of Opiates

    Confirmation of Marijuana Metabolite

    Confirmation of Phencyclidine

    Confirmation of Benzodiazepines

    Confirmation of Barbiturates

    Specimen Validity Testing



    Chapter 16. Alcohol Determination Using Automated Analyzers: Limitations and Pitfalls


    Development of Laboratory Methods for Ethanol Measurement

    Current Automated Methodologies

    Performance of Automated Ethanol Assays

    Problems with Current Methodologies

    Strategies for Removing Interferences

    Further Case Studies

    Future Directions



    Chapter 17. Pre-Analytical Issues and Interferences in Transfusion Medicine Tests


    Basics of Immunohematology

    Methodology Used for Immunohematology Tests

    Pre-Transfusion Evaluation

    Interferences in Basic Transfusion Medicine Tests

    Case Studies



    Chapter 18. Issues with Immunology and Serology Testing


    Challenges in Hemoglobinopathy Detection

    Detection of Monoclonal Proteins

    Challenges in HIV Testing

    Hepatitis Testing

    Anti-Nuclear Antibodies



    Chapter 19. Sources of Errors in Hematology and Coagulation Testing


    Errors in Hemoglobin Measurement and RBC Count

    Errors in MCV and Related Measurements

    Errors in WBC Counts and WBC Differential Counts

    Errors in Platelet Count

    Errors in Specific Hematology Testing

    Coagulation Testing

    Errors in PT and aPTT Measurements

    Errors in Thrombin Time Measurement

    Platelet Aggregation Testing with Lipemic, Hemolyzed, or Thrombocytopenic Samples

    Challenges in Anticoagulants and Lupus Anticoagulant Tests

    Case Studies



    Chapter 20. Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Testing


    Issues with Pre-Analytical Errors

    Analytical Errors in the Microbiology Laboratory

    Post-Analytical or Reporting Errors

    Error Prevention, Detection, and Monitoring



    Chapter 21. Sources of Errors in Molecular Testing


    Principles of Commonly Used Methods for Molecular Diagnostics

    Principles of Nucleic Acid Isolation

    Pre-Analytical Considerations in Molecular Testing

    Interferences in Molecular Diagnostics: False-Negative Results in Molecular Assays

    Interferences in Molecular Testing: False-Positive Test Results in Molecular Assays

    Sources of Errors in DNA Microarray Testing

    Quality Management



    Chapter 22. Problems in Pharmacogenomics Testing


    Method Descriptions

    Applications of Pharmacogenetics Testings

    Case Studies






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     Thoroughly updated and easy-to-follow, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications, 8th Edition offers a fundamental overview of the laboratory skills and techniques you’ll need for success in the clinical laboratory. Author Mary Louise Turgeon's simple and straightforward writing clarifies complex concepts, and her unique discipline-by-discipline approach helps you build knowledge and learn to confidently perform routine clinical laboratory tests with accurate, effective results.

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    PART I: Basic Laboratory Techniques

    1. Fundamentals of the Clinical Laboratory
    2. Safety: Patient and Clinical Laboratory Practices
    3. Quality Assessment and Quality Control in the Clinical Laboratory
    4. Phlebotomy: Collecting and Processing Patient Blood Specimens
    5. The Microscope
    6. Systems of Measurement, Laboratory Equipment, and Reagents
    7. Laboratory Mathematics and Solution Preparation
    8. Basic and Contemporary Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory
    9. Delivery of Laboratory Testing: From Point of Care Testing to Total Automation

    PART II: Clinical Laboratory Specializations

    10. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry
    11. Principles and Practice of Clinical Hematology
    12. Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation
    13. Renal Physiology and Urinalysis
    14. Examination of Body Fluids and Miscellaneous Specimens
    15. Introduction to Microbiology
    16. Immunology and Serology
    17. Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine
    Appendix A, Answers to Review Questions and Multiple-Choice Questions in Case Studies
    Appendix B, Disease/Organ Panels

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    Perfect your lab skills with the gold standard in microbiology! Serving as both the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as a favorite text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th Edition covers all the topical information and critical thinking practice you need for effective laboratory testing. This new edition also features hundreds step-by-step procedures, updated visuals, new case studies, and new material on the latest trends and equipment in clinical microbiology – including automation, automated streaking, MALDI-TOF, and incubator microscopes. It’s everything you need to get quality lab results in class and in clinical practice!


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    Table Of Contents:

    Part I: Basic Medical Microbiology
    1. Microbial Taxonomy
    2. Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure
    3. Host-Microorganism Interactions

    Part II: General Principles in Clinical Microbiology
    Section 1:Safety and Specimen Management
    4. Laboratory Safety
    5. Specimen Management
    Section 2: Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
    6. Role of Microscopy
    7. Traditional Cultivation and Identification
    8. Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods for Microbial Identification and Characterization
    9. Overview of Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection
    Section 3: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity
    10. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance
    11. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    Part III: Bacteriology
    Section 1: Principles of Identification
    12. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies
    Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci
    13. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms
    Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci
    14. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms
    Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli
    15. Bacillus and Similar Organisms
    16. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms
    Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli
    17. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms
    Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli
    18. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, and Similar Organisms
    Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Negative)
    19. Enterobacteriaceae
    20. Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms
    Section 8: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Positive)
    21. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms
    22. Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms
    23. Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms
    24. Alcaligenes, Bordetella (Nonpertussis), Comamonas, and Similar Organisms
    25. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum
    Section 9: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Positive)
    26. Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms
    27. Moraxella
    28. Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms
    29. Pasteurella and Similar Organisms
    30. Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga, and Similar Organisms
    Section 10: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Variable)
    31. Haemophilus
    Section 11: Gram-Negative Bacilli that are Optimally Recovered on Special Media
    32. Bartonella and Afipia
    33. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter
    34. Legionella
    35. Brucella
    36. Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis
    37. Francisella
    38. Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus
    Section 12: Gram-Negative Cocci
    39. Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis
    Section 13: Anaerobic Bacteriology
    40. Overview and General Considerations
    41. Laboratory Considerations
    Section 14: Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements
    42. Mycobacteria
    43. Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents
    44. Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
    45. The Spirochetes

    Part IV: Parasitology
    46. Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Parasitology
    47. Intestinal Protozoa
    48. Blood and Tissue Protoza
    49. Protozoa from Other Body Sites
    50. Intestinal Nematodes
    51. Tissue Nematodes
    52. Blood Nematodes
    53. Intestinal Cestodes
    54. Tissue Cestodes
    55. Intestinal Trematodes
    56. Liver and Lung Trematodes
    57. Blood Trematodes

    Part V: Mycology
    58. Overview of Fungal Identification Methods and Strategies
    59. Hyaline Molds, Zygomycetes, Dermatophytes, and Opportunitistic and Systemic Mycoses
    60. Dematiaceious Molds
    61. Opportunistic Atypical Fungs: P. jiroveci
    62. The Yeasts
    63. Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, Therapy and Prevention

    Part VI: Virology
    64. Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Virology
    65. Viruses in Human Disease
    66. Antiviral Therapy, Susceptibility Testing and Prevention

    Part VII: Diagnosis by Organ System
    67. Bloodstream Infections
    68. Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract
    69. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Other Infections of the Oral Cavity and Neck
    70. Meningitis and Other Infections of the Central Nervous Systems
    71. Infections of the Eyes, Ears, and Sinuses
    72. Infections of the Urinary Tract
    73. Genital Tract Infections
    74. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections
    75. Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Infections
    76. Normally Sterile Body Fluids, Bone and Bone Marrow, and Solid Tissues

    Part VIII: Clinical Laboratory Management
    77. Quality in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
    78. Infection Control
    79. Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism




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